Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Get the Look for Less!

Get The Look For Less!
Ok so most of us gals have seen the magazines that have the articles “the look for less” right? The usually have a really high priced outfit with expensive designer pieces on one side of the page and then the other side of the page is a similar looking ensemble made up of less expensive, but still name brand and good quality, pieces. Well we at The Urban Shoe Myth know that most of us can’t afford most of the YSL, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin and the always sought after Christian Louboutin shoes that grace the pages of our favourite magazines so we decided that we would form our own little “look for less” article and share it with you!

The first look we have for you is a tall leather boot with a hidden wedge. The more expensive of the two is from Lanvin and it costs $1090. Our look-a-like comes from Dolce Vita and costs $425.

Lanvin à ß Dolce Vita
Next we have a grey, suede, mid length boot with a wedge. Our more expensive look comes from Jil Sander at $745. Our version is by Rosegold and was originally $285 and are now on sale for $142.50.


Jil Sander à ß Rosegold
YSL has a “tribute” lace up ankle boot that is $1085. We have a pair from Nine West that was originally $140 and are now on sale for $112.


YSL à ß Nine West
Next is the Jimmy Choo “cosmic” black suede platform shoe which costs $695. We have a similar style from Steve Madden which is only $125. What a steal!

Jimmy Choo à ß Steve Madden
Here is a style from Gucci that can find a place in every girl’s wardrobe. An almond toe black pump. Gucci sells theirs for $525. We carry a similar style by Nine West called the “rocha” which is only $120!


Gucci à ß Nine West
Jimmy Choo makes a beautiful red patent peeptoe which will cost you $665. We carry a similar style by Enzo Angiolini which is only $140.


Jimmy Choo à ß Enzo Angiolini
So next time you open the glossy pages of your Vogue magazine and find yourself drooling over the very beautiful, very expensive shoes inside just remember…they are not always out of your reach. You can still find good quality, name brand shoes that look identical to the famous designer ones for a fraction of the price!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Don't be afraid of trying something new!

Are you afraid again ??? Scared to try a new style because you think (you THINK) it is too trendy for your sophisticated look? Unsure of how to put on a pair of shoes/boots that are out of your comfort zone? You see, the key is to wear the shoe and not let the shoe wear you. Even a woman with a clean classic style, can easier put on a slightly edgey or maybe even an extremely offbeat piece and make it work. Today I took off my leopard heels and changed into this high wedge, fold down bootie "Bea" by Rosegold. This boot certainly screams a city look that not all women THINKS she can pull off. Keep it simple! Whenever you doubt yourself, just throw on a boyfriend blazer and you can pull almost any look together.

How can I take this bright coloured dress to the next level? Colour is the answer. Stop trying too hard to be "matchy matchy" with your outfits and accessories. Just like our famous friends Stacy London and Clinton Kelly from "What Not to Wear" would say ... It doesn't have to match it just needs to go. If you know me at all I live by these words.  I kept my same outfit on and added a simple ivory scarf to dress down my look. The focus of this outfit is now the Miz Mooz "Orso" green boot. It doesn't match the colours but it sure does go nice with the look. Keeps it clean and still fashionable without being too outrageous for a day look. You can pull together new looks and still have your own style without feeling like you are trying to be someone you are not. Want to try it? Well stop into The Urban Shoe Myth with one of your looks and we would be more than happy to help you develop your style with a new pair of feet :)

Thanks Steph!!



Monday, October 24, 2011

We wish you a Merry Christmas....with lots and lots of shoes!! (Hey guys...read this post!)

This blog post was written by our lovely Erin!

Well, it’s almost November and you know what that means…Christmas is just around the corner. It seems like every year the Christmas decorations go up a little bit earlier, which seems to get everyone into the spirit of the season and starting to think about gifts. Have you thought about what you might get your best girlfriend this year? How about your sister and your mother? Maybe they are dying to have a great pair of Frye boots. Or how about a great pair of sparkly shoes to wear on New Years eve? Ok maybe buying someone a pair of shoes for Christmas is totally out of your budget but what about a gift certificate to the Urban Shoe Myth???  They carry so many great name brands that everyone knows and loves. It’s sure to please any woman on your list. With brands like Frye, Hunter, Corso Como (the oh so comfortable brand), and La Canadienne (the Canadian favourite for our winters), just to name a few. You can get a gift certificate in any dollar denomination and you never have to worry if it’s the right size!

 What about your own Christmas wish list? Sometimes we get so busy worrying about what we are going to get everyone else that we forget to tell our loved ones what we are wishing for during the holiday season. The Urban Shoe Myth also offers a service that lets you come in and make your very own Christmas wish list. All you have to do is come in to the store when you have some free time, sit down with one of the girls and try on a couple of styles you like so they can make a list of your faves and what size you need in each. Then if someone wants to buy you a pair they can come in and give your name and the girls can tell them what is on your list! Which pair will they buy you? Will you be unwrapping a beautiful purple Stuart Weitzman box on Christmas morning, or will it be the cozy and warm Mou eskimo boots you put on the top of your list? The beauty of the wish list is that you get to pick out the things you like but you’re still surprised as to what you get on Christmas morning!   
So come on in ladies and make your wish list!  And tell all the gift givers to stop and and see us!

Friday, September 30, 2011

This is how we do it...a walk on the wild side!

Hi everyone.

So, this week is my turn to showcase one of fall's trends.  I don't know how you all feel about leopard print, by I know myself, I have been a bit apprehensive to try it out.  I assumed it wasn't for the faint at heart, but for those true fashion mavens who are already bold in their dress.  But after staring at these shoes and boots in the store for the last month, I have found myself drawn to them.

The first pair of shoes I tried on were these Corso Como leopard print pumps.  I've paired them with a pair of jeans and a blazer - nothing too out there.  I like how these shoes jazz up and simple outfit!

The second pair I've had my eye on are the Nine West leopard print bootie.  They really look great with a simple sweater dress and pair of tights. 

So, what do you think?  Are you going to take a walk on the wild side this fall??


Friday, September 23, 2011

This is how we do it..Nadine style!

Hi everyone.  Time for our second "This is how we do it!"  Nadine's take on the Seychelle peep-toe pump!

Well....I can't believe I only have one week left in Saint John...let me just say what a pleasure it has been to work at the Urban Shoe Myth in the past couple of months!

I have loved my time with Shelley and the gals and I will miss them terribly!
So as everyone knows....I am a total girlie girl! If it's got ruffles, bows, or anything remotely pretty I am buying it.

These Seychelles shoes were destined to be mine the second they landed in the store! What more could I want....a patent bow, gorgeous cream and burgundy coloring, and the comfort of a small built-in platform.

I can dress them up or down....they are perfect for any dress and they make my skinnies look cuter, making them more versatile than one would think!
And let's not forget the compliments I am going to get while wearing them back in the big city! :)


Aw, thanks Nadine...we're going to miss you too!  Good luck in the big city!


Friday, September 16, 2011

This is how we do it....

So we've been listening to a new music station at the store these days.  You can only listen to the same top 40 songs so many times!  The 90's music station has been the station of choice these days.  Nothing like a blast from the past to get everyone in the store singing along, even if it's under their breath.  "This is how we do it" by Montell Jordan.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hiUuL5uTKc  So this is where the name of my next blog post came from.  We've decided to try a weekly blog on how we would wear the latest trends.  This week, Stephanie is taking on the menswear trend!

Ever think to yourself  "that's a neat trend, I wish I knew how to wear it", Easy! Just because it is a trend doesn't mean you can't work it into your already existing wardrobe. Today I wore my menswear inspired attire and was attracted to this Nine West "Newhouse" black high-heel loafer. It is that time of year where we are in between seasons and it can be hard to decide what to wear. Is it summer? is it fall? This heel loafer is a great way to throw your outfit together without feeling out of season. I simply wore my basic black tee with a black button-up vest, a medium length denim skirt with black argyle tights. I enjoy layers so I paired my outfit with an animal print scarf. I am known for my edgy style but I love fashion and setting trends with my own twist. You can do this too!!

Here we go again. I have to say I really like this high heel loafer. The Nine West "Abalene" taupe high-heel loafer really caught my attention today with my outfit. I enjoy the fact that there is a platform front to this shoe. I get the height I want to lengthen my legs but keep the comfort of a lower heel. My look today includes my favorite dark denim boot cut with a patterned tank and blazer. I also just picked up my favorite green leather Erin Templeton hobo purse :) Let's see if anyone notices I took this menswear inspired trend and put funk into it by keeping my own pieces and adding a new trendy heel. Remember the look can still be your style and trendy at the same time.

Thanks Steph!  Next week, Nadine's take on one of this fall's trends!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fall 2011 - Sneak Peak

Well, I don't know about you, but I am finally loving the summer weather and heat we have been getting!  There is nothing better than the warmth of the sunshine, and the fact that you don't need to put on a sweater in the evenings.  I love going to the pool, love getting icecream cones, and love the cute summer sun dresses that I can finally pull out of my closet and wear.  That being said, I can't wait for fall shoes and boots!!  I know, I know, we can just finally wear our sandals, but I am sooo ready for the boots and shoes of fall to arrive at the store.  We actually got our first shipment of boots this past week!  So, here is a sneak peak at some of the styles coming in.

Trend 1:  Animal prints

Nine West Rocha Pump

Steve Madden BevL pump

Kenneth Cole pump

Lucky Brand Emmie

Trend 2:  Men's inspired oxfords and loafers
DV by Dolce Vita Pura wedge bootie

Nine West Abalene Pump

Nine West Arnell bootie

Trend 3:  Beautiful Pumps

Coach Daisee Pump

Seychelles Dolley Pump

Miz Mooz Laycey pump

Trend 4:  Boots, boots, boots!!

Born Collette Boot

DV by Dolce Vita Zela Boot

Frye Paige Riding Boot

Miz Mooz Siri Boot

Enzo Angiolini Karissa Boot

Trend 5:  Booties!!

Michael Kors Adena Bootie

Stuart Weitzman Holdme Bootie

Nine West Saven Bootie

**Sigh**  These are only a fraction of the great styles we have to look forward to this fall.  And for those of you still wanting great summer shoes, they are all at 40% off now!!  See you all soon!!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Party like a rock star!!

Hi everyone!  I've been really negligent of my blog lately.  Who knew running a business would be so busy!!??  :) 

A lot has been happening lately at The Urban Shoe Myth and three months has just flown by!  The response from all of you has been fantastic and encouraging!  I love my new job!!

Last week I attended the Live Life Uptown Awards Ceremonies.  I don't think Saint John has seen anything like this before!  When you walked into the White Room, it was breathtaking!  The dress code was black, white, metallic GLAM.  And it didn't disappoint.  Never a fan of black and white together, I am now converted!  I keep looking in my closet and trying to combine black and white pieces to make new outfits.  Here is a look at a couple of our local blogger's take on the event.  www.barbbarbbarb.com and www.maritimeshopaholic.com

Do you like shoes? (check) Do you like to party with a bunch of your girlfriends? (check) Do you like VIP treatment? (check)  Now you can have all of this here at The Urban Shoe Myth! 

We are now available to book for private parties.  How it works is the host (you) would get your girlfriends together and have your very own private party at The Urban Shoe Myth.  You provide the guest list (minimum 10), the wine and food.  We provide you with your own private shoe shopping experience closed to the public, along with an overview of current trends and styles available at the store.  There are special discounts for the guests and for the hostess.  Wine, cheese and shoes!!  You can call us at (506) 642-4222 to find out more information and to book a party. 


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nudes - shoes, that is.

Hi everyone.  I know, I know, its been a long time since I've written a blog post.  Its been busy, and I've neglected it!  Last week was our Grand Opening, and it was fantastic!  Lots of shoes, treats, and even my handsome other half in a tux handing out champagne on the Friday night.  Thanks to everyone who made it out!

Ok, I get asked all the time "So, how many pairs of shoes have you bought so far?" and to that I respond, "You don't want to know!".  I have vowed to myself that I am going to purchase smart, and only what I really need.  So far, this hasn't happened.  Oops!  My next purchase is going to be a pair of nude pumps.  Ladies, if you are going to invest in one pair of shoes this season and one pair only, make it a nude pair. 

Angelina Jolie is chic in a nude peep-toe pump.

These are spring's version of the black pump.  For those of you who always seem to purchase that black pair of shoes because you know they will go with everything - think Nude!!  They go with everything, any color or pattern, and bonus - they elongate your legs! 

A nude shoe goes with any color and pattern.

And one of my favorite - the Seychelle Eye to Eye wedge, looks great with a pair of jeans!

So if you're looking for that one pair of shoes that will go with everything this season, think nude!!  
Bernardo nude wedge

Corso Como Nude pump

Rosegold nude cut-out pump

Steve Madden nude pump

Have a great long weekend everyone!